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Marsha I. Stiles

Chief Strategist and Mentor

Marsha I. Stiles has represented individuals, companies and institutions since 2003 in many increasingly diverse, evolving and complex legal matters and is often called upon by area attorneys as a resource for unusual cases which most attorneys would shy away from.

Marsha I. Stiles worked in a variety of fields prior to practicing law and was a paralegal-investigator while obtaining her undergraduate degree in paralegal studies at Maryville University and was valedictorian upon graduation. Upon obtaining her juris doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2002, Marsha I. Stiles was immediately hired to teach law at St Louis Community College and was quickly promoted to Coordinator of Business Law and Paralegal Studies.

Marsha I. Stiles’ passion for helping people via the practice of law is only equaled by her devotion to her 8 children and 5 step-children. She currently is working in Missouri to establish a home for children aging out of foster care and works with victims of human trafficking. Marsha I. Stiles is an active member of her church, participates in the Deaf Community, and volunteers at Stained Glass Theatre in Ozark Missouri. If she had spare time, she would enjoy cooking, reading, writing, stand-up comedy and billiards.

Marsha I. Stiles is licensed to practice in all Missouri State courts and in the United States Court for the Western District of Missouri.


- Missouri Bar Association
- Christian County Bar Association 
- Multiple Missouri Bar Committees 
(Including Family, Business, Elder Law, Trusts & Estates, and Access to Justice Committee)
- Pi Gamm Mu
- Phi Theta Kappa
- Lambda Epsilon Chi
Achievements & Philanthropic Endeavors:

- Headed the Call-A-Lawyer segment on FOX-TV for two and half years
- Foster parent 
- Board Member: Public Library of Ferguson, Missouri 2007-2010
- Coordinated fundraisers by obtaining sponsors, donations, submitting press releases, garnering participants, organizing auctions, and acting as emcee.
- Winner of the Missouri Bar's Pro Bono Publico Award for working with the community
Scholarship and Publications:

Author: The Practice Of Law: St. Louis Law Journal 2004-2006. 

Co-Presenter: Service Learning: AACC Regional Conference. Oklahoma, July 2005.

Presenter: Discovery Skills For Legal Staff. Seminar For Maryville University, February 2006

Presenter: Internet Searches: How To Get Accurate And Reliable Information. National Business Institute, ST. Louis, MO – September 2006 .

Moderator: Annual Law Institute: St. Charles Missouri May 2007.

Presenter: Law Office Administration for the Attorney. National 
Business Institute, St. Louis Missouri, August 26, 2008.

Author: Nine Keys to Successful Relationships with Adjunct Faculty: The Educator (AAfPE) 4th Quarter 2008.

Presenter: A History of the Dred Scott Case and Its Applicability Today. Special Presentation for Black history Month at St Louis Community College, January 23, 2009. 

Presenter: Use of Cooperative Learning And Classroom Assessment American Association For Paralegal Educators 28th Annual Conference , October 2009. 

Moderator: How To Handle Automobile Insurance Cases 2012.

Moderator: Practical Evidence 2014. 

Moderator:Dealing With Ethical Issues August 2015

Holly Faust

Holly Faust grew up in Massachusetts and attended Boston University, where she studied International Relations, Business and Economics. After some time living in Washington DC and Atlanta, she settled in Central Florida in the mid 1990’s.  Holly is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Florida.

At that time, she attended Graduate School to obtain her MBA and decided to pursue a lifelong dream of attending Law School and becoming an attorney as well. She received her JD from Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas Law School in 2009 and became licensed to practice law in Florida.

In 2010, ties to family here in SW Missouri pulled on her to move west. After arriving, she passed the Missouri Bar and became licensed to practice law here as well. Over the past five years Holly split her time between SW Missouri, Massachusetts and Florida, but now makes Springfield her home.

Holly has worked in several industries throughout her career including various aspects of Insurance, Real Estate, Commercial Construction and Education. She has been a College Professor since 2001 and is a former Dean of a University in Orlando, Florida. She currently teaches legal classes for OTC and other institutions of higher learning.

Holly’s legal experience includes family law, community association management, probate, estate planning, and guardianship. She has worked with small firms in Orlando and here in Springfield and likes the atmosphere and extra care that being part of a small firm can provide to its clients. Her extensive business background and life experiences make Holly a staunch advocate for her clients.

In her free time, Holly enjoys traveling, patronizing the local arts and spending time with her family.
Holly joins the Midwest Center for Law & Justice excited to work with a small team of dedicated professionals ready to put our knowledge to work for our clients!

Reviews for Ms. Stiles, Ms. Faust, and Mr. Osborne

"Marsha Stiles is a lawyer who treats you like a person should be treated. She not only KNOWS the law but TEACHES the law. SHE LISTENS to a client! Marsha is a family oriented moral person. I would recommend her without reservation!"
-John K.

"I filled out a request for a quick call back because I was surprised by my ex going to lawyer and I received a call back quicker than I thought would have been possible. Very responsive and offered great information to help."

Our Philosophy

 The vision of Midwest Center for Law & Justice is to use our G-d given talents to advocate for you in pending litigation and provide custom solutions for the prevention of future legal actions. We strive to be people of integrity who serve a higher purpose than the average law firm by hiring those of high moral and ethical standards who take pride in their work and serving others. 
Get to know our fair minded and compassionate legal team. Whatever your legal issue may be, we want to earn your trust and respect by providing personable and honest representation for the duration of your case. Browse this page to become more familiar with our experienced team of legal professionals.

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